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Hoeven: USDA Previews Phase Two of Row Crop Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today encouraged eligible agriculture producers in North Dakota to prepare their financial and tax records for phase two of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released preliminary information for the program. ERP phase two is intended to aid producers who experienced losses due to qualifying natural disasters in 2020 and 2021, but were not included in the program's first phase. The program is funded through the agr… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement in Observance of Veterans Day

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, remains committed to ensuring veterans receive the care and services they have earned. "Today and every day, we are indebted to the great American heroes who have fought to protect our nation. North Dakota has a rich tradition of military service and I remain committed to ensuring veterans receive … Continue Reading


Hoeven Discusses Efforts to Support U.S. Energy & Agriculture Producers, Combat Inflation

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with members of the Noon Lions Club, Korner Lions Club, Rotary Club and Williston Community Builders to outline his priorities in the U.S. Senate. In particular, Hoeven stressed the impact of record-high inflation on American consumers and businesses and highlighted his efforts to: Empower greater U.S. domestic energy production and grow North Dakota as an energy powerhouse to help bring down prices at the pump and reduce the cost of goods thro… Continue Reading


Hoeven Presents American Flag Flown Over U.S. Capitol to St. Joseph's School

WILLISTON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today presented an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to the students, teachers, administration and families of St. Joseph's Catholic School in Williston and participated in a flag raising ceremony. The senator addressed the school community, discussing the importance of honoring the nation's flag and outlining his efforts to support the state's educators and students. "The U.S. flag is more than the colors and cloth. It represents who we are as a na… Continue Reading


Hoeven Nominates Four Students to U.S. Military Academies Class of 2027

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that he has nominated four North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's military academies. Hoeven nominated Jacob Boehm of Bismarck and Olivia Jones of Fargo to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Ayden Frohlich of Bismarck to the U.S. Naval Academy and Isabelle Von Osterheldt of Minot to the U.S. Air Force Academy. "Our nation's military academies offer exceptional education and leadership opportunities to students and we're… Continue Reading


Hoeven, Heinrich: Senate Passes Resolution Designating November 5 as National Bison Day

WASHINGTON - Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution they introduced to designate November 5, 2022, as National Bison Day. "Today we honor our national mammal and commemorate what the bison means to our country," said Senator Hoeven. "It is fitting that we remember the vigor and force that the bison represents as well as the pioneering spirit of our nation this great animal symbolizes." "Bison hold a rich hi… Continue Reading


Hoeven to FERC Chair: Take the Handcuffs off Domestic Energy Producers

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven this week pressed Richard Glick, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), to take the handcuffs off domestic energy producers and empower the U.S. to unlock its vast energy resources and lower costs for consumers by: Expediting the approval process for energy infrastructure, including pipelines, to get energy to market. Properly valuing baseload power sources, including coal. With the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasting… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Secure Approval of BNI Mine Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to convene a meeting between North Dakota energy producers, including representatives from Minnkota Power Cooperative and BNI Coal, and Department of the Interior (DOI) officials to urge for the approval of a new federal mine plan for the Center Mine. The new plan is needed to provide certainty for BNI and Minnkota's continued operations. Without its approval, BNI would have to incur significant costs to make and implement c… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Advance Pro-Growth Policies, Push Back on President Biden's Tax, Spending & Regulatory Agenda

BISMARCK, N.D. - In a meeting with representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Dakota Chamber today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to advance pro-growth policies and push back on the Biden administration's burdensome tax, spending and regulatory agenda. In particular, the senator stressed the impact that record-high inflation is having on American consumers and businesses. Accordingly, Hoeven is working to bring down prices and support economic security by:… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Legislation to Bolster Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Efforts

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today held a meeting with North Dakota Game and Fish officials, including Director Jeb Williams, as well as representatives from sportsmen and livestock groups, to discuss efforts to combat Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). To this end, Hoeven is sponsoring legislation with Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) that would provide $70 million per year, split evenly between both research and management of the disease. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would adm… Continue Reading


Hoeven Awards Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Merchant Mariner Pat Effertz

VELVA, N.D. - At a ceremony at the American Legion today, Senator John Hoeven honored Pat Effertz, a World War II veteran from Velva, by presenting him with the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a U.S. Merchant Mariner. Effertz enlisted as a Merchant Mariner in 1943 and deployed in 1944 as a Second Class Engineer responsible for the cargo ship's oil. While deployed, his ship embarked on multiple trips carrying Army battalions, large vehicles and equipment. Hoeven cosponsored legislat… Continue Reading


Hoeven Outlines Efforts to Ensure Access to Quality Health Care in Rural Communities

RUGBY, N.D. - At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Heart of America hospital, clinic and long-term care facility today, Senator John Hoeven outlined his efforts to help ensure access to quality health care services in rural communities across North Dakota. This includes Hoeven's work as the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to Secure $55 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans to construct the new health care facility in Rugby. Hoeven supp… Continue Reading


Hoeven Working to Ensure Reliable, Safe Air Service in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today toured the air traffic control tower at the Minot International Airport, where he discussed the importance of maintaining safe and reliable air service in the region and across the state. To this end, Hoeven: Reviewed the limitations of the existing air traffic control tower and discussed efforts to construct a replacement. As a member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, Hoeven oversees funding for the Federal Aviation Administrati… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Biden's Energy Speech

BISMARCK, ND - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after President Biden's speech threatening to raise taxes on domestic energy producers: "President Biden continues to take the U.S. in the wrong direction with more regulations and higher taxes. Energy prices and inflation have skyrocketed because the Biden administration is stifling American energy production and we don't have enough supply to meet demand. President Biden has placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leases o… Continue Reading


Hoeven Marks Minot's Growth Over the Past Two Decades, Helps Break Ground on New High School

MINOT, N.D. - At a groundbreaking ceremony for Minot North High School today, Senator John Hoeven highlighted the city's tremendous growth in recent years and commended city and school officials on their efforts to meet the needs of the larger population, which has expanded by more than 30 percent over the past two decades. Scheduled to open in August 2024, the new facility will host grades 9-12 and will support the larger reconfiguration of secondary schooling in Minot. "Local schools are at t… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on U.S. District Court Decision Preserving North Dakota's Ability to Claim Damages from DAPL Protests

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Daniel Traynor issued a ruling that preserves North Dakota's ability to fully claim damages against the federal government to cover the state's emergency response expenses resulting from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $10 million in Fiscal Year 2017 through the DOJ Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance program… Continue Reading


Hoeven Resolution Honors October 26th as 'Day of the Deployed'

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven introduced a Senate Resolution declaring October 26th as the "Day of the Deployed." The resolution calls upon the American people to remember and honor the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who are, or who have been deployed on behalf of, the United States Armed Forces. Dating back to his time as Governor of North Dakota, Hoeven launched the first Day of the Deployed on October 26, 2006, and as Senator, has continued to lead the effort in the U.S. Senate… Continue Reading


Hoeven: USDA Approves Rural Development Loan for New Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby

RUGBY, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved more than $55 million in USDA loans for Heart of America Medical Center (HAMC) to construct a new hospital, clinic and long-term care facility in Rugby. That includes $50,243,000 in a Community Facilities Loan and $5,000,000 in a Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan. As ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Hoeven oversees the funding for USDA Rural Developme… Continue Reading


Hoeven Reviews Southern Border Mission with North Dakota National Guard Members

EL PASO, TX - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, traveled to the southern border this week to review the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment's mission providing aviation support along the nation's southern border. Hoeven's visit comes as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a record 2,378,944 individuals illegally crossing the southern border in Fiscal Year 2022. The senator met with Guard members… Continue Reading


Hoeven Statement on Kurt Groszhans

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans returned safely to North Dakota: "We are pleased that Kurt has returned safely to North Dakota, and we join his family and friends in welcoming home." -###-… Continue Reading

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